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SM 3/5/13


[30] Presentation drawing of variant design for the entrance front, 20 September 1793


Elevation of the entrance Front / Design No 1; (verso) detail of cornice and rough part-detail of cornice


to a scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot; (verso) full size


(upper case) as above, William Praed Esqr, (Soane) This Entablature Sepr 17 1794 / Cornice entirely of Portland Stone, Inches and running dimensions given; (verso) calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 20 September 1793
    Copy Great Scotland Yard Sepr 20th 1793 and details dated, as above, Sepr 17 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and coloured washes, including burnt umber, Payne's grey and green, within quadruple-ruled black and grey wash border on laid paper (470 x 287)


Soane office


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and GR below



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